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Advisory: Adams to Honor Service Academy Nominees Thursday

May 6, 2020
Press Release
Service Academy Nominations Continue Despite COVID-19
Charlotte – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. (NC-12)will honor her nominees to United States Military Service Academies at a virtual reception on Thursday at 3:00 PM. The reception will honor students who recently received appointment offers to attend one of the Service Academies. Invitations have also been extended to parents who would like to attend. The event is closed press.
The students who received appointments to the Class of 2024 include:
  • Chris Torres of HuntersvilleMilitary Academy at West Point (Lake Norman Charter High School)
  • Ayush Padhi of CharlotteNaval Academy (Ardrey Kell High School)
  • Ethan Schneider of CorneliusNaval Academy (William Amos Hough High School)
  • Tanner Gresham of HuntersvilleMilitary Academy at West Point (Hopewell High School)
  • Olivia Hommes of CharlotteAir Force Academy (South Mecklenburg High School)
  • Cameron Helmendach of CharlotteMerchant Marine Academy (Hickory Grove Christian School)
Each year Congresswoman Alma Adams nominates High School Seniors from the district for appointment to the U.S. Military (USMA), Naval (USNA), Air Force (USAFA) and Merchant Marine Academies (USMA). The U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination. Students seeking a nomination can apply through their U.S. House Representative, U.S. Senators and the Vice President of the United States.
Since being elected to Congress, Congresswoman Adams has nominated a total of 68 students from the 12th Congressional District. For more information about this year’s nomination process please visit or contact Kay Tembo at 704-344-9950 or
Congresswoman Alma Adams has represented North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) since 2014 and has served on the House Committee on Agriculture since 2015, where she serves as Vice Chair of the committee. Additionally, she has served on the Education & Labor Committee since 2015 and as Chair of the Workplace Protections Subcommittee since 2019. She has served on the Financial Services Committee since 2019.